Characteristics: The PEX manufacturing process cross-links polyethylene molecules to create a strong thermoplastic. PEX is available in tubular form; it is flexible and withstands high temperatures and exposure to chemicals. PEX is less susceptible to punctures and notches than standard plumbing materials.
Installation: Unlike standard copper and PVC plumbing pipes, PEX does not require soldering or chemical welding for connections. Lengths of PEX tubing connect with mechanically tightened fittings. PEX installation requires less specialized tools and skills than the installation of copper or PVC plumbing.
Applications: Builders use PEX for both hot and cold water supply lines, including appliance hookups. Special residential applications of PEX include supply and return piping for solar hot-water panels and supply lines for radiant floor heating systems. For commercial applications, PEX carries high-pressure gases and fluids.
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